The Putnam County Health Department’s mission is to protect and improve the health status of Putnam County residents through prevention of illness and injury. To this end, the Health Department takes a lead role in health assessment and planning, the development and implementation of programs focused on priority health issues in the Putnam community, and health education.
Working collaboratively with other organizations in the community, whether from the public or the private sector, to address gaps in health services and programs is a key role of the Department. In addition, a primary role of the Department is to ensure that under-insured individuals and high risk groups have access to basic health services by referral to community resources or by direct service.
The office is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm, except during the summer (8am to 4pm)Home care services are on 24-hour call, as well as during health emergencies, such as a disease outbreak.